Meniscus Repair

Meniscus is a piece of cartilage in your knee that acts as a cushion and also stabilizes the knee joint. It protects the bones against wear and tear. However, meniscus tears can happen when a fall or twist of the knee happens.

Meniscus tears are quite common like other knee injuries. It can be painful and debilitating. Meniscus tears is infact one of the most frequently occurring injuries of the knee. It is common with people who play sports like soccer, football and volleyball.

Symptoms

  • Swelling and pain in the knee
  • Popping sensation at the time of injury
  • Difficulty in straightening and bending the leg
  • Locking of knee

Diagnosis

During diagnosis, your doctor may ask details on how you got the injury. An X-ray will help the surgeon understand if there are any broken bones or other underlying conditions. MRI scan may be ordered to get a detailed evaluation of the knee.

Treatment

A number of factors are considered while treating meniscal tears such as size and location of the tear. Other factors like age, activity also play a major role in deciding the treatment. While some meniscus tears can be treated without surgery through pain medication, physiotherapy, cryotherapy and exercises, other meniscus tears require surgery and are handled via minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery.

Post surgery, your doctor will provide specific instructions on rehabilitation and it generally takes 4-6 weeks to recover fully from a meniscal tear repair.

Other Knee injuries treated by Dr. Pradyumna R

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Posterolateral Corner (PLC) Injury
  • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
  • Osteochondral Autograft/Allograft Transplantation (OATS)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

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